Advanced Chemical Transport Inc. has been awarded an $80,000 contract to provide the November 2020 and March 2021 household hazardous waste collections in Apache Junction.
The city has been holding household hazardous waste events since November 2018 for city residents and people in Pinal County to the east including Gold Canyon, Public Works Management Analyst Heather Hodgman said.
“With this, residents can drop off white goods; tires; electronic waste; hazardous materials --- including paint and oil, solvents, fire extinguishers, light bulbs. You name it, we can take it,” she said at the Sept. 1 City Council meeting.
Councilmember Christa Rizzi asked if there was limit on the number of paint cans or other items that could be dropped off.
“Is it by weight? Or can I just show up with a big trailer or is it limited to a pickup-truck size?” she asked.
Local residents are not limited. Ms. Hodgman said.
“We do watch for commercial people that come in,” she said. “ACT — Advanced Chemical Transport — is really good at communicating with me during that event if they feel that the person that comes in could be a potential commercial-property owner.”
Mayor Jeff Serdy asked if the Mining Camp area and Goldfields are included along with Gold Canyon.
“That’s east ... yes,” Ms. Hodgman said.
“The Apache Junction address goes all the way to Ellsworth, but not the Maricopa County side?” Mayor Serdy asked.
The hazardous waste events are for Apache Junction residents, which includes a small portion just east of Meridian in Maricopa County, city officials said.
The contract with Advanced Chemical Transport was approved Sept. 1 by the City Council, with six at the dais and Councilmember Gail Evans by phone.
Pinal County reimburses the city for costs attributable to county-resident participation in a maximum amount of $20,000 — $10,000 per event, Ms. Hodgman said in a memo to the council.
The next household hazardous waste events are 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, Nov. 21 and Saturday, March 6, 2021 at the city’s Public Works Yard, 575 E. Baseline Ave.
“Our last two events that we hosted averaged 286 city and county residents,” Ms. Hodgman said in the memo.